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China - Appeal court trims Gao Yu's jail term, RSF reiterates call for release

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterated its call for journalist Gao Yu's immediate release after a Beijing people's high court today reduced her sentence on appeal from seven to five years in prison. Gao did none of the things she is alleged to have done. Aged 71 and a recipient of UNESCO's Guillermo Cano prize, Gao Yu has been detained since 24 April 2014. She was convicted seven months ago on a charge of divulging state secrets. Her family and lawyers, and many international (...)

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